Saturday, December 28, 2013

Peek at the Week {Week of 12/23/2013}

This "Peek at the Week" only really includes today, since we've been away for the rest of the week. Here's what's happened today, and some photos to go along.

The chickens enjoyed free ranging in the warm weather after being stuck inside because of the snow, and not being able to free range. They got lots of worms, because of all the melted snow bringing them out of hiding. 

Popcorn posed for lots of photos today, probably showing off her clean white feathers, since they've been staying clean inside all week.

I was able to get this funny shot of Portia popping up her head when she heard me shake the treat bucket.

 The chickens even ventured to the front yard today, which they rarely do. They then remembered why they don't do up there, because all the plants are coniferous and not so tasty.

The chickens got a treat of fresh corn, which the sheep usually don't eat, but today they inhaled half the pile! 

Pepper posed for this awesome shot, which shows how big her comb has gotten!

Popcorn was pecking at was left of the snow and ice, a little puzzled I'm sure.

This photo shows that birds of a feather really do flock together! These two stood by each other's sides for the whole free range time. 

The Silkies, who have grown tremendously in the week since I last saw them, were able to get a peck around outside since it's so warm out today. 

These two had a face off over who got the gigantic worm they found, Butterscotch won.

Butterscotch posed for another close up, where you can see her fluffy hairdo.

The sheep started a headbutt battle in the middle of the lawn, and gained an audience as the chickens came over to see what was going on. Since there was no grass to eat, they continued this for the whole free ranging time! 

This week our farm got its first incubator! It's an Octagon 20 Eco from Brinsea, and has a capacity of 24 eggs! We are looking forward to purchasing some hatching eggs this week, so stay tuned for that! 

Thank you for joining us for this week's peek at the week! Stay tuned for more fun farm happenings!

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